Touch Of Gray, Little Red Rooster, Tons Of Steel, Friend Of The Devil, My Brother Esau, Tennessee Jed, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Good Morning Little School Girl*-> Midnight Hour* Hell In A Bucket, When Push Comes To Shove, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: U.S. Blues
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August 22, 2015 Subject:
These were fun times to be on tour. Some show's are better then others of course but it is what it is. The next night is the better of the 2 yet this was a lot of fun. New place to play and all the different festivities along with the shows themselves . Like others have said the air show and music sure went together nicely. The recordings of both these nights are good quality and as someone said if they could kept up with the jamming like they did with Carlos we might have had 2 nights of COMPLETLY off the charts shows. We do have 2 good nights of music though. 2 nights in the memory book for me and many others who where there.
As far as J-boy goes ... Not sure if he ever caught the boys in person. That said I think he listens for rip roaring energy and excitement. That's not what the experience was like to me , it was like a good book ebb's and flow's up's and downs some nights mellow some nights ripping with that X factor. A lot of it depended on location I believe. If at Madison square garden of course the insane energy fed the band which in turn fed us. But in locations like this or say Park West Utah or Boise Idaho it is just the mellowness of the west coast. So I think J-boy expects to much from a band who entertained so many of us for so many nights. I really do not think they were ever thinking we need to be perfect for this recording later on when the dead heads play it back on their stereos. It just happens that we are lucky enough to have these recordings.
I know long winded of me and sorry for that. Point is J-boy we toured for what was next not perfection so maybe you could consider that before picking apart every little aspect of each night like you do.
The Grateful dead to me were a live experience with recordings to remember them by. This is a 3 star set list for the most part but the sound is up there with many other good recordings so over all I would say it is a 4 star.
September 19, 2014 Subject:
Anyone remember the air show announcer screaming "loooommmmmcevaaaaaaak" (the name of the "falling out of the sky" stunt plane move) every time the stunt planes went crazy? 4 stars just cuz it was my first show. David Lindley was amazing as opener (my first time seeing hm too). Santana jamming with the dead. What fun. Skydivers with steal-your-face banners over stage during box of rain. whew.
October 28, 2012 Subject:
los always made jerry turn it up a notch.was high on lots of x,slam dancing up front left,and had a great time. schoolgirl and watchtower also were amazing, and check out the blues for salvador show in oakland where jerry payed with los,tower of power boz scaggs,etc,,, one of the better shows ive seen out of about 400.
January 9, 2009 Subject:
I was 10 years old, and I still thank my parents for taking me.
May 17, 2008 Subject:
One of the best shows I ever worked
Working for BGP for many years, I have seen a lot of memorable shows, that was one of the best weeks of my life. Beautiful venue, beautiful weather, beautiful people... sure do miss those days.
August 22, 2007 Subject:
How many times must one man.........?????
Get lost J-Boy. Your territorial pissings are just too much. How many shows can you just not leave alone. Quit self-referencing yourself into so many of OUR experiences, you mindless lil' twit!!! Your self appointed "duty" as the Gene Sikel of Archive.org is so tiring and god-awful boring---SOOO
redundant, bro. You, as I would only know by your endless reviews, J-boy, suffer from migraines... can
you not empathize w/ the headaches your reviews cause so many on this site?? Consider, Mr. Jones.
February 3, 2006 Subject:
Wave that Flag
Carlos.... ahhhhhh. My dream come true: my fav musician playing with my favorite band.
Does anyone remember the skydivers before the Dead came onstage? The last diver unfurled a Stealie flag as he was coming down and landed behind the stage. WHat a great day. I only wish i had been able to stay for the show the next day.
Schoolgirl had not been played in 17 yrs, and Carlos and the boyz tore it up!
Could you actually say that Santana 'warmed up?' Well, where there is smoke there is fire...
I miss all those days!
August 5, 2005 Subject:
Pick and Choose Carefully
1st Set: We're staring out feeling a little "Touch-y." Jerry's sounding a tad weak, but the boys make up for his timidity. "Rooster" has some muscle to it, though Bobby's slide solo is veering on atrocious. After 90 seconds of silence, Brent calls off a "Tons." It's a pretty good concotion with a keenly designed end. "FOTD" slides down very nicely. "Esau's kinda preventing the party from moving forward, but it's a two-night stand, so it's understandable. "Tennessee" is plucky. "Masterpiece" is decent, but now the twitchy unease from the mellowness of the 1st set is creeping in. Oy...and we follow with "Bird." It's well attempted, but besides some revelations during the 5's...this can be skipped. "We've been friends with Carlos Santana for a long time...and just to prove it, we're going to invite himout to see if he remembers this town, or even if we remember it. Alrighty, bobb! :) Wowsers, when the last time "Good Morning's" been played? Bobby registers some decent baritone lines, but where's my harmonica? Thank goodness for a differing 'Carlos' spice. Jerry returns the eagerness on a brisk "Midnight" that's bluesy intent runs contrary to the band's friendly, intensity toned down idea.
2nd Set: "Hell" is a good choice. A statement of potency after the sadly predictable sounding last couple...where's the raw? OK version, but lots shine more. Oy, why the heckers are we sticking to the "Push" routine? Totally move on. Thank goodness we're moving into "Prophet(ic)" territory. We need more auditiory Drumming and stronger leads, but the B's are up to the task. "Eyes" opening is like a sagging call to arms for the social conscious movement. Vocally, Jerry is out of it which always make for intrguing soloing. "Drums" place me deep within myself for a few. "Space" diverts but does not distinct; "OO" finds the band and Jerry attempting differing rhythms that somewhat conflict. "GDTRFB" slyly sneaks up; Jerry's poignant but wizened voice matches the tone nicely. They're all on the same page which allows the tepidity to overachieve. About 10 seconds of awkward segue action, and we end up "Throwin" some fine minor league specimen. 1st night is Not made for 'NFA' so we're veering towards "Lovelight" land. It's got a appealingly light skiffle beat.
We're encoring with your standardly sweetly tinged "US Blues."
Better than the ski resort, and more interesting than Arizona... 3 stars
July 28, 2005 Subject:
One crazy show!
Well...I was there, I knew a certain lady who was going to be there. She's now my wife of seventeen years!
Oh the show? Hmm... as I recall there was a rippin' air show before any music. My recollection was one of a hot,hot day, coupled with some hot smokin' music, but then of course...I was in love, sharing the show with my new sweetie!
Four stars for the show
Five stars for my wife!
April 4, 2005 Subject:
look at that first set. Top notch, and the second set solid as well. band starting to gain steam heading for the east coast!
March 1, 2005 Subject:
Dead and Carlos - nice. Sound is low, but content is high!
January 27, 2005 Subject:
great show !
i love this show. Santana plays great and the whole last set is crazy jammed out.
December 21, 2004 Subject:
great venue, good sound,good setlist..but very little energy....when santana joins for schoolgil & midnight hour..it really picks up and smokes..but the second set has no momentum,,and i would only recommend this for the few santana/dead dueling guitars...3 stars..good sound, fair show.
September 23, 2004 Subject:
The Santana set
This show is definitely sweet, especially the Santana section, but I'd really like to get my hands on the Santan Set that opened for the Dead... that was STELLAR!
August 7, 2004 Subject:
I have to say that the show seemed kind of dull, Until Carlos joined them on stage. Just seemed kind of soft, still pleasant to listen to. The energy definately picked up after Carlos.
Schoolgirl was decent, but man did that Midnight Hour sizzle. IMHO, worth a download, but only for hte Midnight Hour. Always nice addng in another accomplished musician to feed off of!
July 13, 2004 Subject:
A great guest
Overall a nice high energy show, however check out Carlos Santana's input during this show and the next night. My favorite is the Midnight Hour. When you listen to it make sure you turn up the volume!!! Santana ripps a nice little solo that inspires Jerry when it's his turn. If that doesn't get your toes tappin nothing will.